Filmography

Tommy Caldwell

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    El Cap Report

    Dave Davis (2018)

    In this documentary Tom Evans reviews —as he reported the day things happened on his popular blog— different inspiring stories of men and women who climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Mike Kozusko attempts to become the oldest person to solo climb El Capitan. Kevin Jorgeson tries to complete the Dawn Wall Project with Tommy Caldwell. Allisyn Beisner-Martínez and Nick Martínez marry at the foot of the wall and then make a honeymoon-ascent on the Muir Wall. Ammon McNeely has climbed El Capitan 75 times. Artur Naue, Wes Walker, and Vanessa Addison climb together right after they met when Artur leaves a message on the camp board looking for climbing partners.

    USA / 57 min

    El Cap Report

    Dave Davis, Mary Grandelis

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 57 min
    In this documentary Tom Evans reviews —as he reported the day things happened on his popular blog— different inspiring stories of men and women who climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Mike Kozusko attempts to become the oldest person to solo climb El Capitan. Kevin Jorgeson tries to complete the Dawn Wall Project with Tommy Caldwell. Allisyn Beisner-Martínez and Nick Martínez marry at the foot of the wall and then make a honeymoon-ascent on the Muir Wall. Ammon McNeely has climbed El Capitan 75 times. Artur Naue, Wes Walker, and Vanessa Addison climb together right after they met when Artur leaves a message on the camp board looking for climbing partners.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free Solo Vod

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (2018)

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

    USA / 100 min

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 100 min
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Drawn Vod

    Drawn

    Jeremy Collins (2014)

    Drawn is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Acopan Tepui and Keketuohai. It was directed by Jeremy Collins in 2014. It features Jeremy Collins, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, Mikey Schaefer, Phyllis Copp and others.

    USA / 42 min

    Drawn

    Jeremy Collins

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 42 min
    Drawn is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Acopan Tepui and Keketuohai. It was directed by Jeremy Collins in 2014. It features Jeremy Collins, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, Mikey Schaefer, Phyllis Copp and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground Vod

    A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground

    Henna Taylor (2020)

    An exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism. Made in collaboration with the Climbing Grief Fund, this artful compilation of interviews highlights how there is no singular or correct way to grieve. Climbers discuss how they are learning to integrate grief into their daily lives and in effect, change the community’s collective narrative surrounding this topic. The film investigates the paradoxes of grief and the grieving process while mirroring this complexity back to viewers as a starting point to destigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding grief for climbers and non-climbers alike.

    USA / 22 min

    A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground

    Henna Taylor

    • 2020
    • USA
    • 22 min
    An exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism. Made in collaboration with the Climbing Grief Fund, this artful compilation of interviews highlights how there is no singular or correct way to grieve. Climbers discuss how they are learning to integrate grief into their daily lives and in effect, change the community’s collective narrative surrounding this topic. The film investigates the paradoxes of grief and the grieving process while mirroring this complexity back to viewers as a starting point to destigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding grief for climbers and non-climbers alike.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Fine lines

    Dina Khreino (2018)

    The world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers reflect on why they leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown. Director Dina Khreino interviewed world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to this uncertain search. What she found was a tribe, a diverse group of professional adventurers and amateur philosophers, forged by the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

    Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates / 96 min

    Fine lines

    Dina Khreino

    • 2018
    • Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates
    • 96 min
    The world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers reflect on why they leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown. Director Dina Khreino interviewed world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to this uncertain search. What she found was a tribe, a diverse group of professional adventurers and amateur philosophers, forged by the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Nose Speed Record Vod

    The Nose Speed Record

    Peter Mortimer (2019)

    For decades, an elite handful of climbers have competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. When a record held by superstar Alex Honnold is broken by little-known climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, Honnold drafts fellow climbing legend Tommy Caldwell to establish a new mark that will stand the test of time. Honnold pushes for perfection while Caldwell, a family man, wrestles with the risk amid a series of accidents on the wall that lay bare the consequences of any mistake. The film is part of the Reel Rock 14 series.

    USA / 63 min

    The Nose Speed Record

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 63 min
    For decades, an elite handful of climbers have competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. When a record held by superstar Alex Honnold is broken by little-known climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, Honnold drafts fellow climbing legend Tommy Caldwell to establish a new mark that will stand the test of time. Honnold pushes for perfection while Caldwell, a family man, wrestles with the risk amid a series of accidents on the wall that lay bare the consequences of any mistake. The film is part of the Reel Rock 14 series.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Hostage mountain

    Philippe Denham (2004)

    Hostage mountain is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Kara Suu Valley. It was directed by Philippe Denham in 2004 and produced by GRB Inc.. It is a part of the series Expeditions to the edge. It features Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell, John Dickey, Andreas Beckett, Martin Gruber, Will Keir and others.

    USA / 46 min

    Hostage mountain

    Philippe Denham

    • 2004
    • USA
    • 46 min
    Hostage mountain is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Kara Suu Valley. It was directed by Philippe Denham in 2004 and produced by GRB Inc.. It is a part of the series Expeditions to the edge. It features Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell, John Dickey, Andreas Beckett, Martin Gruber, Will Keir and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The triple 14

    Chris Alstrin (2017)

    Carlo Traversi has been an inspiration to a lot of climbers from bouldering V14 to climbing 5.14 on multi-pitch walls. This films documents Traversi trying his ultimate challenge—to climb a V14, 5.14, and a 14er in one day: A feat that has never been accomplished. The perspective of difficulty is forever changing. With new ascents, new feats of strengths and new discoveries constantly raising the bar, a climber’s perception of what’s possible is always shifting. But perhaps the greatest proponent behind the ever-evolving standards of what’s truly challenging lies within one simple act … that of giving it a darn good try.

    USA / 12 min

    The triple 14

    Chris Alstrin

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 12 min
    Carlo Traversi has been an inspiration to a lot of climbers from bouldering V14 to climbing 5.14 on multi-pitch walls. This films documents Traversi trying his ultimate challenge—to climb a V14, 5.14, and a 14er in one day: A feat that has never been accomplished. The perspective of difficulty is forever changing. With new ascents, new feats of strengths and new discoveries constantly raising the bar, a climber’s perception of what’s possible is always shifting. But perhaps the greatest proponent behind the ever-evolving standards of what’s truly challenging lies within one simple act … that of giving it a darn good try.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    The Dawn Wall - Behind the scenes

    Josh Lowell (2018)

    The Dawn Wall is the film that documents the first free ascent of the most difficult big wall climb in the world, completed in January 2015 by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. The true achievement is obviously the first free ascent Dawn Wall, carried out by Tommy and Kevin at the end of 2014 and the start of 2015. But almost equal to that undertaking are the efforts required to document their attempts and progress, for almost an entire decade, up the smooth 1000 meter El Capitan in Yosemite. In this making of video, the guys at Sender Films share some of the strategies they used to push the limits of what’s possible in big-wall filmmaking.

    USA / 10 min

    The Dawn Wall - Behind the scenes

    Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 10 min
    The Dawn Wall is the film that documents the first free ascent of the most difficult big wall climb in the world, completed in January 2015 by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. The true achievement is obviously the first free ascent Dawn Wall, carried out by Tommy and Kevin at the end of 2014 and the start of 2015. But almost equal to that undertaking are the efforts required to document their attempts and progress, for almost an entire decade, up the smooth 1000 meter El Capitan in Yosemite. In this making of video, the guys at Sender Films share some of the strategies they used to push the limits of what’s possible in big-wall filmmaking.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    One hundred ascents

    Steve Rokks (2017)

    On September 10th, 2015, Hans Florine, along with teammates Jayme Moye and Fiona Thornewill, made his remarkable 100th ascent of the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, arguably the greatest rock climb on earth. On hundred ascends chronicles Florine’s record-setting feat, offering a front row seat to one of climbing’s most audacious endeavors. A film by Steve Rokks.

    USA / 16 min

    One hundred ascents

    Steve Rokks

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 16 min
    On September 10th, 2015, Hans Florine, along with teammates Jayme Moye and Fiona Thornewill, made his remarkable 100th ascent of the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, arguably the greatest rock climb on earth. On hundred ascends chronicles Florine’s record-setting feat, offering a front row seat to one of climbing’s most audacious endeavors. A film by Steve Rokks.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Magnetic Mountains Vod

    Magnetic Mountains

    Steve Wakeford (2017)

    In October 2014, Steve Wakeford, a sports broadcast editor, fell 70 metres whilst climbing a mountain known as Les Petites Jorasses in the French Alps. It was a fall that required him to be airlifted out of the mountains suffering from a number of serious injuries and resulted in him being temporarily left in a wheelchair - he is lucky to be alive. At the start of a long journey of rehabilitation, he began to ask himself some serious questions - 'Regardless of injury or trauma, why are we drawn to the mountains in the first place? Is risk an essential part of what we do? Perhaps most importantly, why is it that I am planning to climb the same route from which I fell?'

    France, UK / 86 min

    Magnetic Mountains

    Steve Wakeford

    • 2017
    • France, UK
    • 86 min
    In October 2014, Steve Wakeford, a sports broadcast editor, fell 70 metres whilst climbing a mountain known as Les Petites Jorasses in the French Alps. It was a fall that required him to be airlifted out of the mountains suffering from a number of serious injuries and resulted in him being temporarily left in a wheelchair - he is lucky to be alive. At the start of a long journey of rehabilitation, he began to ask himself some serious questions - 'Regardless of injury or trauma, why are we drawn to the mountains in the first place? Is risk an essential part of what we do? Perhaps most importantly, why is it that I am planning to climb the same route from which I fell?'

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  • Documentary / Poetic

    Mountain Vod

    Mountain

    Jennifer Peedom (2017)

    A cinematic and musical odyssey. An experience about the highest peaks around the world. Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, and narrated by Willem Dafoe, the film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. It shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. An Australian documentary film, co-written, co-produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom following his awarded film Sherpa.

    Australia / 70 min

    Mountain

    Jennifer Peedom

    • 2017
    • Australia
    • 70 min
    A cinematic and musical odyssey. An experience about the highest peaks around the world. Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, and narrated by Willem Dafoe, the film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. It shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. An Australian documentary film, co-written, co-produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom following his awarded film Sherpa.

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